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Tamsulosin (Flomax) may not be the right choice for every patient. In such cases, it is important to discuss with a doctor potential tamsulosin alternatives.

Please also note this list may not be exhaustive.

Tamsulosin Alternatives

What are your options when it comes to alternatives for tamsulosin?

For Women

For more information, please visit our page on tamsulosin for women. 

For Kidney Stones

For more information, please visit our page on tamsulosin for kidney stones. 

For Men

Tamsulosin is an alpha-blocker, and there are other drugs in this class that would have a similar effect, such as alfuzosin (Uroxatral) or doxazosin (Cardura). 

For UTI (Urinary tract infection)

A doctor might choose another alpha-blocker to treat a UTI, such as doxazosin (Cardura). Antibiotics would also be a good alternative.

For BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)

The likely choice would be another alpha-blocker, such as silodosin (Rapaflo) or terazosin (Hytrin). 

For ED (Erectile Dysfunction)

There are many drugs that help manage erectile dysfunction. There are other alpha-blockers, such as silodosin (Rapaflo). There are also medications specifically for ED like tadalafil (Cialis) that are taken when anticipating intercourse. 

For Dogs

Tamsulosin is sometimes given to a dog to treat vesicoureteral reflex dyssynergia (VURD). Another option for that condition would be prazosin, which treats high blood pressure, enlarged prostate, and PTSD.

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